• Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point collaborate on enhanced transfer opportunities

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    June 18, 2020
    WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point have partnered to help students looking to transfer from Mid-State to UW-Stevens Point. These new quality transfer agreements are in the areas of business management, digital marketing, health and wellness promotion, and early childhood education. They will help students who complete their associate degree to move with greater ease between the two systems to pursue a bachelor’s degree, for a cost-effective investment of dollars and time.
     
    Quality articulation agreements between colleges help students navigate the pitfalls of attaining additional credentials and ensure an easier, more successful transition when transferring from one institution to another. These agreements guarantee admission, provide a program-to-program course map and allow students to maximize the credits that count toward degree requirements.
     
    They add to an already impressive list of transfer agreements between UW-Stevens Point and Mid-State for nursing, respiratory therapy, forestry, paramedic, organizational leadership, criminal justice and law enforcement, liberal arts and health information management. 
     
    “Facilitating these transfers is the right thing to do for our students and our communities,” said Mid-State Dean of General Education Suzanne Rathe. “Students can start and stay local in their educational journey, and through these long-term internships and relationships with local industries and organizations, more students are more likely to make central Wisconsin their long-term home.”
     
    “At UW-Stevens Point, we are committed to student success,” said Greg Summers, the university’s provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “These kinds of partnerships create smoother pathways and greater opportunities for more students.”
     
    Looking ahead, the partnership work is set to continue as both institutions investigate articulation opportunities in information technology and sociology. Students at either institution who are interested in learning more about these programs or transferability between Mid-State and UW-Stevens Point are welcome to contact an academic advisor at either institution. At UW-Stevens Point, learn more at uwsp.edu/acac. At Mid-State, contact Suzanne Rathe at 715-342-3124 or Suzanne.Rathe@mstc.edu.
     
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    About Mid-State Technical College
    Mid-State, one of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, offers associate degrees, technical diplomas and certificates in a variety of high-demand fields. With campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids, the College district serves a resident population of approximately 172,421. Mid-State’s supportive environment, state-of-the-art technology and faculty with professional experience in the fields they teach provide Mid-State graduates with real-world skills, knowledge, experience and confidence they need for an in-demand career. More than 9 in 10 Mid-State graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Visit the College’s website at mstc.edu.
     
    For more Mid-State Technical College news, visit mstc.edu/news.
     
     
    About University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
    Founded in 1894, UW-Stevens Point is one of 13 comprehensive universities in the University of Wisconsin System. It offers more than 100 undergraduate programs, as well as associate, graduate and doctoral programs that prepare graduates for rewarding professions, personal growth and the ability to meet changing needs. UW-Stevens Point has campuses in Marshfield, Wausau and Stevens Point, three off-campus research stations and a 280-acre nature reserve on the main campus. It is consistently ranked among the best public universities in the Midwest. Nearly 8,300 students are enrolled at UW-Stevens Point.
     
    For more about UW-Stevens Point, visit uwsp.edu.